Today’s Reading: Isaiah 19:1-21:17 (additional reading Psalm 59:1-17 and Proverbs 23:13-14)
How is it that we have such a hard time learning the lessons of life? We should know that putting our hand on a hot stove will cause us great pain. Yet, we end up doing the same stupid things over and over. Oh, sure we probably will not put our hand on a hot stove again but don’t we often repeat the same things that cause us and others great pain.
It was said by someone that “Adversity brings us to see ourselves” Adversity not only brings us to see ourselves, but it unites people who have a common goal, and I fear the enemy has awakened the sleeping giant. The enemy we face today is faceless, He has no borders, no defining lines that we can say “This is the enemy”
Back in the time of Isaiah, they built their walled cities and they relied on the Watchmen who set in their towers to keep them informed as to the conditions around them. And there were times during the night that a call would go forth, “Watchman, what of the night?” “Watchman, Declare what you see” And he would respond with a report of “All is well”, or he would let them know of the impending danger.
Today, God has raised up his people so that they might be watchmen over His kingdom. Furthermore, He has given parents the same responsibility. Just as He told Ezekiel, “Son of man, I’ve made you a watchman unto the house of Israel.”,”Therefore, hear the word in my mouth.” I believe He was saying, “Get real close to me and hear what I have to say.”, “Warn my people” When you see : Impending danger…. Disaster coming…. The enemy approaching… watchman, what do you see? Don’t hold not back! Don’t keep silent, Sound the alarm! Don’t stick your head in the sand and pretend it doesn’t exist, but you and I have a responsibility as watchmen. We have been commissioned by God to cry out. We are called to warn our generation and point them to God.
Do you repeat the same actions that cause the same pain?
How can you be on watch and give warning to others?
Father, Thank You that You are with us in the battle. Help us to be watchful and on guard against the attacks of the enemy. In Jesus; name, Amen